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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, & Xubuntu Benchmarks

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 February 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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In the first part of this article we looked at the performance between Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and Kubuntu in a few of the desktop benchmarks we use commonly here at Phoronix when testing the latest computer hardware. In these tests with the dual Clovertown setup we found the results to be indistinguishable. However, with the AMD Sempron, Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 4 had outperformed both Kubuntu and the lighter-weight Xubuntu. Granted on a slower system the lightweight Xubuntu should have a greater performance advantage. In the next part of this article we will study the gaming performance between Ubuntu, Xubuntu, and Kubuntu on the same two systems.

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About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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